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Issue 3, Vol 17, January 19, 2017
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- Bühler and Protix to boost industrial insect production
- Flint Hills Resources invests in technology to produce feed ingredient from distiller grains
- Alternatives to water-plasticization in the extrusion process – reduced drying costs and improved physical pellet quality
- Invitation to provide input on IFFO RS Responsible Supply Standard Version 2.0
- FRANCE - Uber, Deliveroo investor backs French-Tunisian insect meal startup
- PERU - Pesquera Diamante expects to double fishmeal production
- MEXICO - CIBNOR researchers reduce tilapia feed cost by half
- UK - 'Political in-fighting has taken priority over the economic realities' - UK feed group aghast at Brexit plans
INGREDIENTS & COMMODITIES
- U.S. Menhaden Fishmeal Prices at 1/18/2017
- Peruvian & European fishmeal
FEED COMPANY NEWS
- Nofima enters into agreement to produce urchin feed in Australia
- Partnership between Coppens International and Alltech results in new products
- USSEC presents ‘Soy in Aquaculture’ program at CJ Philippines feedmill
- Market Report: EU seafood consumption habits
- USDA ERS: Aquaculture Data
- USDA ERS: Season-Average Price Forecasts
- USDA ERS: Feed Grains Database
- ENSO Update
- US - FDA notice of public hearing on strategic partnerships to enhance the safety of imported foods
PEOPLE & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
- Evy Vikene appointed Marketing Manager of Skretting Global Salmon
- Aquafeed Job Center
- Aquaculture Nutritionist - Minnesota
- Sales Representative, Feed Additives – Thailand
EVENTS & TRAINING NEWS
- 7th European Algae Industry Summit
- Call for papers for LACQUA17 in Mexico
Bühler and Protix to boost industrial insect production
Bühler and Protix have announced the establishment of Bühler Insect Technology Solutions. The joint venture will develop scalable, industrial solutions for the rearing, and processing of insects to provide protein primarily for animal feed and food. Initially, the focus will be on larvae of the Black Soldier Fly. Subsequently there will be a diversification to other insects, such as mealworms. “By combining the knowledge and experience of our two companies, we can provide industrial insect processing solutions to address the alternative protein market.”
Flint Hills Resources invests in technology to produce feed ingredient from distiller grains
Flint Hills Resources announced it will invest more than $50 million in its Fairmont, Neb. ethanol plant to install a new technology that will produce a high protein animal and fish feed ingredient from a portion of the plant’s distiller grains, a co-product of ethanol production. The high protein feed produced using MSC is a combination of corn gluten (protein) and spent yeast. It has an improved amino acid profile when compared to corn gluten meal produced at corn wet mills while also having a higher protein concentration than spent yeast alone. The MSC-produced feed will have at least 48 percent protein, making it an excellent ingredient for the aquaculture industry.
Alternatives to water-plasticization in the extrusion process – reduced drying costs and improved physical pellet quality
At the 10th Aquafeed Horizons, Rafiq Ahmad, Industrial PhD candidate at Cargill Aqua Nutrition will explain how a study demonstrated that free amino acids and low molecular weight water-soluble peptides can replace moisture as a plasticizer in the extrusion process, offering the possibility to develop a new processing approach for the feed industry, serving multiple purposes, such as nutrient, plasticizer and binder in extruded fish feed.
Invitation to provide input on IFFO RS Responsible Supply Standard Version 2.0
The IFFO RS Governance Board has ratified a proposal to review and enhance the IFFO RS program through the development of ‘Version 2.0’. The IFFO RS certification process includes two key components: the fishery assessment, and the factory assessment. The development of Version 2.0 includes a thorough review of both, and these are ready for Public Consultation for a period of 60 days beginning January 16th 2017. “We consider stakeholder involvement as very important for the development and credibility of the IFFO RS Certification Program. We would therefore welcome and encourage any comments or feedback regarding the revised fishery assessment criteria and the proposed factory audit criteria."
FRANCE - Uber, Deliveroo investor backs French-Tunisian insect meal startup
French-Tunisian agri-tech startup nextProtein, which produces animal feedstock from insect larvae, has secured €1.3 million in fundraising to scale up its expanded operations in 2017. “I was struck by the scalability and sustainability of nextProtein’s model, leveraging the unused and otherwise useless inventory of organic waste to generate much needed protein to feed animals and supply organic fertilizer – all with almost no carbon footprint. Supporting them and investing in their business was an obvious choice."
PERU - Pesquera Diamante expects to double fishmeal production
The improvement of sea conditions after the impact of the El Nino phenomenon, and the changes in fishing regulations introduced by the Peruvian government, allow managers of a major fishmeal company to be optimistic this year. Manuel Salazar, general manager of Pesquera Diamante, expects that his company's sales and turnover will improve this year, from production of about 77,000 tonnes of fishmeal to about 150,000 tonnes in 2017.
MEXICO - CIBNOR researchers reduce tilapia feed cost by half
Researchers at the Centre for Biological Research of the Northwest (CIBNOR), at its Unit in Nayarit (UNCIBNOR), have managed to reduce feeding costs by 50 per cent in tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) fish farming, by adapting it to a biofloc system. "The objective of the project has been to develop a multidisciplinary group of young doctors focused on solving in the medium and long term the problems that will face the repopulation of reservoirs and the cultivation of tilapia, initially in western Mexico and later at the national level."
UK - 'Political in-fighting has taken priority over the economic realities' - UK feed group aghast at Brexit plans
An EU divorce without single market access or customs union membership poses a huge threat to the UK food and agriculture industries, says agribusiness trade group.
INGREDIENTS & COMMODITIES
U.S. Menhaden Fishmeal Prices at 1/18/2017
Prices for menhaden fishmeal in the Gulf and the East Coast for FAQ and Select Quality remained steady at $1,350-1,375.
Peruvian & European fishmeal
The new quota for Southern Peru is 515,000 m/t. Fishing is open from January 17 until June 30, 2017, or until the quota is landed. Current fishing in the north is at an average of 25,000 m/t per day, with total landings at 1.66 million m/t; the quota has almost been reached. Indication prices have levelled off in the range of $1,240-$1,530. Fishmeal originating from Europe has levelled off and is in the range of $1,400-$1,650. Read more at Hammersmith Marketing on our Fishmeal page.
Also available: Today’s grain prices and Commodity Futures. There is also a wealth of up-to- date commodity information available via links from our Markets & Price Reports Page.
USSEC presents ‘Soy in Aquaculture’ program at CJ Philippines feedmill
USSEC met with CJ Philippines, Inc. to present the USSEC Southeast Asia (SEA) and Philippines ‘Soy in Aquaculture’ program, and to discuss the Philippine Aquaculture Industry. USSEC discussed ongoing programs in feedmill and nutrition, where aquafeed nutritionists are guided in optimizing U.S. soybean meal in aquafeed formulation and other U.S. Soy products in a least cost formulation. CJ Philippines Inc. is planning to revive their aquafeeds production and be present in the aquaculture feed industry.
Nofima enters into agreement to produce urchin feed in Australia
Nofima has recently signed an agreement under which the company's sea urchin feed can be produced under license in Australia and New Zealand. “The license agreement with Kaston International is important for securing the commercial availability of research that contributes to a more sustainable production of sea urchins.”
Partnership between Coppens International and Alltech results in new products
The growing collaboration between Alltech and Coppens International research teams has resulted in a wide range of new projects. Amongst the latest innovations being unveiled, Coppens International will introduce a new product to market, Neogreen, a high-quality, sustainable trout feed and the first on the market to contain ForPlus. “At Coppens International, we are passionate about exploring new ways to ensure our customers receive the very best quality aquatic feeds. Our latest range will make strides in arresting the decline in levels of DHA omega-3 in farmed fish.”
Market Report: EU seafood consumption habits
EUMOFA has released results from a study aimed at surveying and analyzing EU consumer attitudes and habits regarding fishery and aquaculture products. The main purpose of the study was to survey and analyze the two components of the fishery and aquaculture product (FAP) market, namely the supply, represented in this specific instance by retailers, and the demand, represented by consumers, and corroborate the analysis with further qualitative and quantitative data on consumption trends in all EU Member States.
USDA ERS: Aquaculture Data
Updated statistics on domestically grown catfish and trout and U.S. imports and exports of fish and shellfish that may be products of aquaculture, such as salmon, shrimp, and oysters.
USDA ERS: Season-Average Price Forecasts
This data product provides three Excel file spreadsheet models that use futures prices to forecast the U.S. season-average price received and the implied price loss coverage (PLC) payment rate for three major field crops (corn, soybeans, and wheat).
USDA ERS: Feed Grains Database
The Feed Grains Database contains statistics on four feed grains (corn, grain sorghum, barley, and oats), foreign coarse grains (feed grains plus rye, millet, and mixed grains), hay, and related items. Available data include supply, demand, prices, quantities fed, feed-price ratios, and more.
The Climate Prediction Center has released the El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) diagnostic discussion. A transition to ENSO-neutral is expected to occur by February 2017, with ENSO-neutral then continuing through the first half of 2017.
US - FDA notice of public hearing on strategic partnerships to enhance the safety of imported foods
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a public hearing regarding FDA initiatives for enhancing the safety of foods (for humans and animals) imported into the United States. The hearing will focus on partnerships to improve safety capabilities through capacity building; partnerships that inform risk-based decisionmaking; partnerships that recognize commodity-specific export programs; and partnerships that recognize the robustness of a nation’s entire food safety system.
PEOPLE & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Evy Vikene appointed Marketing Manager of Skretting Global Salmon
Evy Vikene has been appointed as Marketing Manager of Skretting Global Salmon. In this position Evy will have a strong focus on development and coordination of global marketing activities in collaboration with Skretting salmon feed operations.
Aquafeed Job Center
Aquaculture Nutritionist - Minnesota
Zinpro Corporation is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of Aquaculture Nutritionist. In this role, the Nutritionist will provide aquaculture nutritional services and training to our sales team and customers globally. The position will be based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
Sales Representative, Feed Additives – Thailand
Blue Aqua is seeking a Sales Representative for Feed Additives, based in Bangkok. The representative will be responsible for the sales and market strategy development and implementation for aqua and livestock feed additive and animal nutrition products in Asia Pacific to achieve sales targets.
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7th European Algae Industry Summit
ACI will hold the 7th European Algae Industry Summit Conference (formerly "European Algae Biomass") on April 26th and 27th, 2017 in Nice, France. The event will bring together senior executives from industry and academia to discuss the latest commercial and technical developments, challenges and research breakthroughs throughout the entire algae value chain.
Call for papers for LACQUA17 in Mexico
Conference organizers are calling for interested parties to submit abstracts for inclusion in the LACQUA17 program. In addition to learning from the presentations of the latest developments in various species and areas of aquaculture, this year the conference will feature spaces dedicated to investors and the industrial sector, in addition to an exhibition area that will feature the participation of more than 70 top industry companies.
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